Report: Rangers scared off deal for Jack Marriott by £5m asking price

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy Third Round match between Luton Town and Peterborough United at Kenilworth Road on January 9, 2018 in Luton, England.

Rangers can't afford to bring striker Jack Marriott to Ibrox this summer.

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United tangles with Adrien Silva of Leicester City during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Roundat ABAX Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Peterborough, England.

According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers have been scared off a deal for Peterborough United striker Jack Marriott due to the £5million asking price on his head.

The Gers tied up their fourth new signing of the summer on Tuesday, as Croatian defender Nikola Katic completed his move from Slaven Belupo to boost Steven Gerrard's toptions at the back.

Katic joins Allan McGregor, Scott Arfield and Ovie Ejaria at Ibrox, and whilst the focus will turn to another defender in Brighton and Hove Albion's Connor Goldson, a striker is also wanted.

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Jason Cummings has returned to Nottingham Forest after his loan deal expired, whilst Kenny Miller and Eduardo Herrera both look to have played their final games for the club.

Now, The Scottish Sun report that Rangers did make contact with Peterborough United about a possible move for Jack Marriott, but have been scared off by the £5million asking price.

The Gers seemingly can't afford to splash that kind of cash on Marriott and will subsequently back away from the striker, but Celtic have been scouting him too and could yet move to bring him to Glasgow themselves.

Jack Marriott of Peterborough United during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy Third Round match between Luton Town and Peterborough United at Kenilworth Road on January 9, 2018 in Luton, England.

Marriott, 23, joined Peterborough from Luton Town last summer, and hit 33 goals in 56 games to become one of the most wanted players in the Football League.

Rangers seemingly felt that the former non-league striker could provide a goal boost, but Peterborough's asking price means that they won't be luring Marriott to Ibrox this summer, and Gerrard will have to look elsewhere for a new striker.

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